Seven Flags is the designation for the top-of-the-range wines from Elgin property Paul Cluver Estate, the Pinot Noir 2016 made entirely from clone 113, fermentation begun spontaneously before inoculation with selected Burgundian yeast, maturation lasting 11 months in French oak, 20% new.
It has very appealing aromatics with notes of musk and cherry plus some oak char and spice. The palate shows good fruit definition, freshness and fine tannins – there’s a really nice energy about it and the finish is long and dry. Wine Cellar price: R705 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 92/100.
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